Nashville, Tenn., Mar 3, 2020 / 11:00 am
An historic Catholic church in the Nashville neighborhood of Germantown was among several buildings seriously damaged by a tornado Tuesday night.
The tornado's main path struck about 100 yards away from the Church of the Assumption in the Diocese of Nashville. The storm destroyed the parish's north transept, sacristy, and rectory chimney. The winds also badly damaged the building's steeple and roof.
Fr. Bede Price, pastor of the parish, was able to safely retrieve the Blessed Sacrament from the tabernacle, and he was uninjured in the storm.
Assessments are underway to determine if the parish building can be saved, or if the damage is too severe.